Early Spring Snow

It has been a while since I posted anything but when I feel overwhelmed, my desire to shoot takes a back seat. This shot is nothing great but I stopped the other day because the sun was partially illuminating the scene. Hopefully I can find the enthusiasm to get out again but not just yet.

10 responses to “Early Spring Snow

  1. Dear Mr. Reese, Thank you so much for posting this today. It is actually very beautiful. The colors are magnificent. I’m a painter, not a photographer, so I have to confess that I don’t know what makes a “great” photograph, but I like this. I am a big fan of your work. I actually put one of your pieces, with full credit and a link to your site, on my website a few weeks ago. I don’t know what is making you feel overwhelmed, but I hope that you will be able to work through it soon. As a person who has made a living with my art for most of my life, I certainly understand how difficult this can be. Again, thank you for sharing this today. It is hard for those of us who create to recognize the impact we have on others with our work. Sometimes it seems so small compared to other things in life, but one painting, one song, one photograph may be the trigger for joy for someone. Your work matters so much and I am grateful. Take Care, Cate Mandigo http://www.catescardinalcottage.com

    • thank you for the nice message. I deal with depression and finally found a medicine that seems to be keeping that in check more. Anger,depression,worrying about everything all take its toll on me. Not sure if it is affecting my desire to shoot or not but it definitely subdued other aspects. enjoy your art.

  2. We just had a whiteout here in Ohio last night so this picture looks just about right. I was so happy to see this in my email. I was afraid you had discontinued your blog and I have to admit I was really worried about your health since you mentioned heart problems in another posting. I hope you take the time you need to take care of yourself. And when you feel up to it, I’m sure you have many many followers who will rejoice in seeing your wonderful photos again. Especially me. Take care!

    • Thanks Judy, I am really feeling old right now and thinking about all I have to do takes a toll, so its hard to stay enthusiastic about going out shooting. Hopefully spring will reinvigorate me.

  3. Its great to see you back with a camera Don. I’ve been on almost all the antidepressants and the side effects aren’t worth it to me. I think the trick is to listen to the nonsense in your head and less it pass without believing it all. Thoughts are essentially not real, they are just thoughts, energy fragments.
    take care.

    • Yes I had a horrendous experience on prozac about 30 years ago. did a 6week trial and I swear to you I was down to a few left and woke up one morning to a voice talking in my ear beside me telling me to end it and do it now. It was absolutely relentless, I told my wife do not leave me alone. It was not too long after that the commercials on tv came out saying young people were having that side effect. I remember it was not like your conscience speaking to you,it was like something evil outside you speaking to you. After that I was terrified to try anything, but finally did and found something that calms the anger and depression I had. thanks

  4. Don, Sooo good to see you & your photo back again-and if you need more time, take it… At least we know you are ok. Depression is a horrific disease, misunderstood by so many people. Hopefully , with spring just around the corner, you will be inspired to once again get out and grace us with your beautiful shots. Prayers for Peace, Patience and Healing !

    • thank you. I never really knew how strongly genetics plays a role in it. Came to find out after I was older, most of my relatives were on something for years and one or two that I would never have dreamt were dealing with it. I had three concussions before I was out of elementary school and to this day I can honestly say I can remember my personality changing after the worse one. Anger is something I have been plagued with for years and after all the stuff came out about NFL players committing suicide and having anger problems from brain injury, I could understand why because I have the same feelings.

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